Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
On Friday, January 10th, an officer with the Melbourne Police Department was on patrol when they witnessed an individual operating their vehicle in such a way as to cause the officer to initiate a traffic stop. Reports on the following incident did not mention just what it was that caused the officer in question to make the stop, but we do know that the driver of the car targeted by the officer pulled over after the lights on the cruiser were activated.
A crash involving a single car within Marion County has resulted in the death of an individual. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, members of which responded to the reports of the initial accident and were on hand shortly after the crash to investigate and assist motorists in passing through the area, while paramedics and EMT’s treated the driver of the car. The incident happened very early in the morning, close to 3:00, along a fairly rural stretch of County Road 484.
An investigation remains underway regarding a massive fire that broke out at a Leesburg church close to 6:45 on the night of Friday, January 10th. Reports from the church leaders as well as fire officials who responded to the initial reports of the fire initially indicated that the reason behind the sudden fire was not known. It was revealed shortly afterwards that, in fact, there was reason to believe that the fire was the result of an intentional act of vandalism and that the individual who caused the fire was identified and apprehended shortly after the incident began.
Police with the Clermont Police Department were among the first responders to reach the area of a crash between several vehicles and a pedestrian within the city of Clermont on the night of Sunday, January 5th. According to the reports issued from this organization, the incident took place sometime around 11:45 at night, close to the intersection of State Road 50 and Sandhill View Boulevard. It is not clear if the accident took place at the intersection of these two roads or if it happened elsewhere. This information is important as it can help to indicate whether or not the pedestrian was using a crosswalk – or if a crosswalk was even available – at the time of the incident.
A busy Melbourne road was closed as of early on Monday morning after a collision resulted in an investigation as well as a lengthy cleanup time. Reports from members of the Melbourne Police Department indicated that the car accident took place along Sarno Road, close to the intersection of Sarno and North Apollo Boulevard. Sarno Road, while not a highway, does possess two lanes going in each direction. This makes it a major artery for people traveling to work during the morning, which is exactly when the incident took place.
An incident involving several cars that took place within Orlando on the morning of Thursday resulted in the death of at least two women. Reports from the Orlando Police Department stated that the hit-and-run accident took place at some point before noon, although the exact time of the collision was not given. At this time, numerous vehicles were traveling along Colonial Drive, somewhere between Highland Avenue and Summerlin Avenue.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 8th, a crossing guard working for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was standing at the intersection of Avalon Road and West Colonial Drive in order to assist students from both the Tildenville Elementary School and the Lakeview Middle School in crossing the busy intersection while on their way home.
In a landmark move by the Swedish furniture mega-company Ikea, the family of a child who died after a dresser fell on them will be receiving $46 million as a settlement. Spokespeople for Ikea indicated that they understood there was no amount of money that could make up for the tragic removal of a child. The massive settlement is currently the largest wrongful death involving a child settlement that has occurred in the history of the United States.
Families of students attending Windermere High School received a frightening shock on the morning of Thursday, January 9th, after the school bus transporting a number of these teens to school was struck by a wrong-way driver. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that it was sometime during the morning when 21 Windermere High School students were inside of the bus and on their way to school. At this same time, a 50-year-old Windermere resident was behind the wheel of a 2014 Infiniti QX 60 and traveling along the same road.
Close to Tampa, in Brandon, a 16-year-old was on their bicycle on the evening of Sunday, January 5th, and riding down North Parsons Avenue. According to reports from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the teenager was on their bike at close to 7:30 in the evening and was headed towards the intersection of North Parsons Avenue and Clemons Road. At this same time, a red 2000 Ford Explorer was traveling northward down North Parsons Avenue.